Courses: Molecular Oncology (BIOLH359D01)
This seminar will be a discussion of current concepts and literature on the molecular and cellular basis of cancer. To the physician, cancer is a broad spectrum of dozens of different diseases. On the molecular level, by contrast, the outlines of a unifying genetic explanation for neoplasia are becoming clear. The seminar will explore the basis for this genetic paradigm of cancer and what it portends for future management of the disease. Topics will include: the mechanism of neoplastic transformation; the role of proto-oncogenes in normal and cancer cells; the tumor suppressor genes; the molecular and genetic pathogenesis of cancer; molecular genetics in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Prerequisites: Biology 300 or consent of the instructor.
Fulfills: NA II
Haverford, Shrp 410